trachea
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /tɹəˈki.ə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈtɹeɪki.ə/
Noun

trachea (plural tracheas)

  1. (anatomy) A thin-walled, cartilaginous tube connecting the larynx to the bronchi; the windpipe.
  2. (botany, dated) Xylem vessel.
  3. (entomology) One of the cuticle-lined primary tubes in the respiratory system of an insect, which extend throughout its body.
Synonyms
  • (tube connecting the larynx to the bronchi) windpipe
  • (xylem vessel) vessel
Translations


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